The Mighty Ducks

The Mighty Ducks
The Mighty Ducks
  • PG
  • 1h 43m
  • 1992
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Tough trial lawyer Gordon Bombay (Emilio Estevez) never loses. But when he's slapped with a community service assignment, he must coach a ragtag team of pee wee hockey players who can't skate, can't score, and can't win! Reluctantly, Bombay takes on the assignment and soon realizes there are more important things than winning. Armed with this new attitude, feathers fly as Bombay and the Ducks battle along to the toughest game of their lives!
© 1992 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Critics Consensus: The Mighty Ducks has feel-good goals but only scores a penalty shot for predictability.
Time Out
Derek Adams

Very lame ice-hockey flick.

June 21, 2017
New York Times
Janet Maslin

The film is remarkably oblivious to the fact that if the team weren't hell-bent on a championship,...

March 4, 2019
Washington Post
Rita Kempley

Steven Brill, who has a small role in the film, constructed the screenplay much as one would put t...

June 16, 2017
Washington Post
Desson Thomson

Those not yet wise to formulaic pablum are likely to enjoy this ice hockey kiddie ensemble comedy....

June 16, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Classic kids' sports movie has some iffy humor, language.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that The Mighty Ducks is a 1992 movie about a ragtag group of young hockey players and their selfish lawyer coach who learn valuable lessons in teamwork, doing your best, and having fun while playing a sport as opposed to winning at any and all costs. There is some iffy humor throughout that might plant some bad ideas in the minds of more mischievous kids; in an early scene, for instance, a group of kids place dog excrement in a purse they find in a Dumpster with a dollar bill sticking out of the purse in the hopes that someone will pick it up and stick a hand inside it. When a man does this, he chases the kids, trips and falls on his groin area against a wooden beam, replete with "boing!" sound effects. A tween boy passes gas inside a limo, causing everyone to yell and scream and laugh. Kids find a box of Sports Illustrated swimsuit issues in a Dumpster and proceed to rifle through them while making excited comments and sexual innuendo. There is a reference to circumcision, and there's a scene in which a man is drinking and driving and swerves all over the road before being pulled over by the police. Profanity includes "bastards," "pissed," "hell," "suck," "weird-ass," "bitch," and "damn." Still, despite the occasional iffy humor and content, the movie does show through talk and example what happens when the positive values of sports are highlighted.

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The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Action, Comedy, Family
  • Release Date:October 2, 1992
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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